Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Momijigari-Autumn Leaves Viewing

Momijigari is "Autumn Leaves Viewing,". This is done during the season when maple leaves have turned a beautiful crimson. Contrary to  cherry blossom viewing, people enjoy this event without drinking or singing.
In Osaka, we can enjoy red maple leaves from the end of November to the middle of December.

People rush to famous places just to see  beautiful maple leaves. It may be a mystery to non-Japanese people. I think this custom is one way to show our respect to nature.
I wonder where to go this year .


  1. what wonderful photos, especially the first one.

    Gill in Canada

  2. Hi, beagleAnnie, people here rush to see maples turning, too. :) Thanks for the lovely photos.